Pritzker OKs Engineering Of New Project To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Lake MichiganGov. JB Pritzker is moving forward with the first steps on a project to fortify a dam and lock system near Joliet, in an effort to confront the state’s Asian carp problem, and keep the voracious fish out of the Great Lakes.
Governor Pritzker OKs First Steps On Blocking Asian CarpThe Illinois River is infested with several varieties of Asian carp, which were imported decades ago to cleanse Southern sewage lagoons and fish farms but escaped into the Mississippi River and invaded many of its tributaries.
Michigan Governor Wants Illinois' Help With Asian Carp PlanSeveral states bordering the lakes, including Michigan and Illinois, agreed previously to discuss cost-sharing. However, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently said the project would cost $778 million -- three times more than previously thought.
Chicago Backs Plan To Protect Great Lakes From Asian CarpThe city has joined the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp, an initiative established this year.
Public Hearing Held To Receive Input On How To Stop Asian CarpThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing on Monday at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago to receive public input on a proposal to stop Asian carp.
Officials: Live Asian Carp Discovered Near Lake Michigan A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish.
Charter Boat Captains Seek Physical Barrier To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Great LakesWhen engineers reversed the flow of the Chicago River more than 100 years ago, they connected the Mississippi River basin to Lake Michigan. Now, charter boat captains from around the Great Lakes have asked Congress to put up a permanent barrier to keep Asian carp out of the lakes.
Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp LawsuitThe U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.
Peoria Hosting Asian Carp Fishing TournamentPeoria officials hope nets and bows and arrows will help deal with Asian carp, which are flourishing in the Illinois River.
Study: Physical, Electric Barriers Best Defenses Against Asian CarpPlacing dam-like structures in Chicago waterways would be an almost foolproof method of preventing Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan, while a less pricey electric barrier system also has solid prospects for shielding the Great Lakes from the invasive fish.
Kirk, Local Pols Oppose Plan To Separate Waterways From Lake MichiganAn Army Corps of Engineers report has a U.S. Senators, local mayors and waterway industry representatives speaking out against one of its solutions to stop the spread of Asian Carp.